'Time talks, and somebody has to know something'

- An extremely organized group of volunteers entered their fourth day of searching for Joe Brunn, the 23-year-old from Monticello, Minn. who has been missing since Oct. 3.  Brunn was last seen leaving Boondox Bar and Grille in Otsego, Minn. around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, Oct. 3. He left behind his car and was last seen walking from the bar toward a cornfield.

More than 1,000 volunteers turned out Tuesday to search for Brunn alongside Wright County deputies and mounted patrols. More than 600 volunteers joined a smaller, but still-massive, group of orange-clad searchers on Wednesday.

"Time talks, and somebody has to know something,” said Patty Brunn, joe’s mother. “Somebody has to come forward."

United Legacy, a private search and investigation firm, is conducting a separate search with help from the Wright County sheriff's office. 

A $10,000 reward has been offered to help bring Joe home. A GoFundMe campaign to help support the search effort has raised more than $20,000. You can contribute at https://www.gofundme.com/e85wkyqs.

What you need to know to join the search

Search headquarters is at the Holiday Inn (9200 Quaday Ave NE, Otsego, MN 55330).

Wear bright, reflective clothing (preferably bright orange).

When you arrive at the hotel, look for the volunteer table to sign-in.

If you have an ATV, your help is needed.

How to help if you can’t join the search

Donations of water, sports drinks, pre-made sandwiched and baked goods for the search team would be greatly appreciated. Searchers have been gathering at the Holiday Inn in Otsego. Updates are being posted on the Help Find Joe Brunn Facebook page

Anyone with information that could help find Joe Brunn is asked to call the Wright County Sheriff’s Office at 763-682-1162.


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